Expert Paint Correction AKA Cut & Polishing IN ROCHESTER, NY

In addition to removing flaws, scuffs, and swirls from the surface of your vehicle when you bring it to The Detail Dude in Rochester, NY, and the surrounding areas, we guarantee that these procedures will be performed by experts and to the highest standard. Make an appointment right now!


Paint Correction

Just as it sounds, paint correction is a corrective procedure performed to remove defects like scratches and oxidation from the exterior of a vehicle. A paint correction is a labor-intensive procedure that involves hours of machine cutting and polishing your vehicle’s clear coat to remove swirls, scratches, oxidation, & water spots.

Notably, putting your vehicle through a paint correction procedure can benefit it in several ways. Not only does paint correction help remove scratches, swirls, and other defects from your vehicle exterior, but the procedure can also help increase the price value of your vehicle should you decide to resell.

Are you looking to have a paint correction procedure done on your vehicle? The Detail Dude is your best bet.

best paint correction at The Detail Dude in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding areas

How does paint correction work?

  • 100% Hand Car Wash
    Using PH neutral soap and a clean wash mitt and safe towel to dry.
  • Paint Decontamination
    Clay bar treatment to mechanically decontaminate the paint followed by a chemical decontamination with iron removers.
  • Cutting With Machine & Abrasive
    The cutting phase of paint correction is will remove a large number of defects but it also leaves behind smaller defects and requires refining.
  • Polishing
    Polishing is required after cutting in order to refine & add gloss to the surface. It requires a different set of pads & compounds then cutting.


There are different levels of paint correction. Depending on the amount of defects you want removed, you can choose a polish only, a cut and polish, or a cut, polish & finish. We call these "steps" or "stages" of paint correction.

Yes, you can polish your car on your own but if you don't have experience or the right tools, you take a very high risk of leaving holograms or burning the clear coat.

If you look at your car in direct sunlight and it appears dull or oxidized, you need paint correction. If you see swirls on your car left behind by machine car wash bristles, your car needs paint correction. The best way to see the severity of the paint is to stop by your local detail shop and have them show you the defects under special color-matching LED lights.



Questions? Give us a call today at (585) 405-2611